We just went to Disneyland and California Adventure with Adam’s family. The last time we were there was 3 years ago and I’ve only been vegan for 2 years. So this was my first time going since becoming vegan. I was pretty nervous about what I was going to eat, so I did a lot of research before going.
I found an awesome account on Instagram @veganatdisneyland. She posts about tons of vegan options in Disneyland and in California Adventure. Her pictures are so bright and such good quality. Definitely go follow her if you aren’t already!
Through her Instagram I found that the Mickey Pretzels are vegan. I was very excited about this because I’ve always loved Mickey Pretzels! I was surprised to learn that they don’t use butter or any other animal products for the pretzels.
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When it came time to eat lunch, I searched through her Instagram feed to find something that looked good. We decided to go to Rancho Del Zocalo in Frontierland. I got the Tostada Salad. To make it vegan, order it fajita style, with no cheese, and no sour cream. I got it with the tostada shell, veggies, lettuce, pico de gallo, guac, and a black bean corn relish. Refried beans were also an option, but I preferred it without them.
Fajita style means they give you fajita veggies. These include cauliflower, zucchini, bell peppers, and onions. The fajita veggies were my favorite thing about this dish! They had such good flavor.
Another vegan option at Rancho Del Zocalo is the Burrito Sonora. For the burrito to be vegan order it fajita style with rice and refried beans in a flour tortilla. Make sure you don’t get any cheese, sour cream, or guajillo sauce. It also comes with rice, refried beans, and lettuce on the side.
You can also get street tacos that are vegan. Order them fajita style with in a flour tortilla with no cheese. This restaurant is busy and the workers move fast, so tell them quickly what you want, or they start to just put all the normal things in.
The best website I found online that helped with vegan food options was Peta 2’s list of 100+ Vegan Foods to Eat at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure. I loved how this list had it all organized so well. First, it showed everything for Dinseyland, then it showed the California Adventure options. It’s nice how it shows all the restaurants, everything vegan they have, and what land the restaurant is in, like Tomorrowland for example.
For dinner, we chose to go to the Red Rose Taverne in Fantasyland. I got the Enchanted Cauliflower Sandwich, without the aioli, and had apple slices on the side. Pommes frites (fries) are an option for your side, but they have cheese on them.
The cauliflower sandwich has a toasted roll with a cauliflower steak, tempura green beans, tomato, and lettuce. It was so delicious! All of it was cooked perfectly and it didn’t take too long to get our food. It was pretty dark in the restaurant though, so it was hard to get a good picture!
The next day we went to California Adventure. It was not easy to find good vegan options in this park. I spent forever on my phone researching what I could eat.
For breakfast all I could find was a side of fruit in Flo’s Diner. As you can imagine, I was hungry pretty soon after, so I got the first Mickey pretzel I could find.
For lunch I decided to go to Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill to get the burrito Sonora that I read about on Peta 2’s website. Unfortunately, when I got over there, the Burrito Sonora wasn’t even on their menu. So I ended up just getting chips, guacamole, and salsa. It was really good, but the salsa is pretty spicy.
Later in the day we went to Fillmore’s Taste-In in Cars Land for some snacks. They have tons of fruit, chips, and hummus.
We didn’t do dinner in the park because there just weren’t enough options and it was hard to research. We had so much fun going to the Disney parks and trying all of the vegan food that we did though!
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